More division to come

A recent article in the Washington Post notes that in about 20 years, 70% of the population will live in just 15 states. Half the population will live in eight. North Carolina is one of those eight states. When our country reaches that point, about 30% of the people...

Where are the leaders?

I’ve been trying to keep my focus on North Carolina politics but Trump’s meeting with Putin and his response is truly astounding. The President of the United States just blamed America for the poor relations with one of the most devious regimes in the world. In a...

The Trump effect in NC-09

A Civitas poll earlier this week opened eyes because Democrat Dan McCready leads Republican Mark Harris in the open seat in a GOP +7 district. The more significant number, though, is Donald Trump’s favorability. He’s upside down with 43% approving, 49% disapproving....

Another mess

So here’s my unpopular take today. I much prefer watching the rescue of the twelve Thai soccer players and their coach than the whole Supreme Court pick. I’m glad the team is safe and I’m a bit in awe of the divers and supporters who made it happen. I'm disgusted with...

Out of sync

The opposition research on Mark Harris is just starting to emerge. In a sermon from 2013, Harris criticized society for strongly encouraging women to pursue a career outside of the home. He questioned whether careers should be put ahead of being a wife and mother. "In...

Republican rejects

I’m having more fun watching the GOP reject their own candidates. Down in Hoke County, they’ve had to condemn the GOP nominee for state house because he’s an unrepentant racist who beat another Republican in the May primary. In judicial races that Republicans in the...

The best laid plans…

Republicans in the North Carolina legislature have spent almost as much time trying to rig the political process as they have dealing with the problems and issues that affect people’s lives. They also showed little respect for the voters, creating confusion and...

We need more like Bob Orr

Republican Bob Orr is headlining an event for Congressional candidate Dan McCready along with Democrats Jim Hunt and Charlotte mayor Vi Lyles. The GOP immediately condemned him. Republican Party Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse said he’s “detested within our...

Invading Asheville

Big government Republicans have begun another assault on Asheville and democracy. They’ve been trying to take control of the Asheville city council since former Senator Tom Apodaca’s ill-fated attempt to redistrict it a few years ago. Back when they first got control...

A bipartisan post

The photo is my view this morning and for the rest of the week. Last night, we had spot, whiting and croaker from the surf, blue crabs from the waterway, shrimp from the ocean, barbecue and slaw from Smithfield's, local tomatoes and corn on the cob. Needless to say,...

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